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L – Oilers 0, Wings 5 – Game 15 – 2013-11-02 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , November 2, 2013 6:09 pm
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GDT - Detroit Red Wings vs. Edmonton Oilers
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8-4-2 Record 3-9-2
Location: Rexall Place
Date: November 2, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight the Oilers will host the Detroit Red Wings. Looks like the Wings will provide backup Petr Mrazek in “Guaranteed Win Night”. According to the Oilers’ site, the Wings are 6-0-5 in their last 11 visits to Rexall. At first glance, that’s pretty terrible. The Oilers haven’t recorded a single regulation win in any of those visits.. however they do have 5 non-regulation wins to Detroit’s 6 wins. At this point, we don’t give a damn if points are conceded to the Wings, do we?

Ryan Hamilton will slot in tonight, he’ll play on the wing with Arcobello, with Gordon centering that unit. Philip Larsen is in for Justin Schultz (apparently he has both a groin AND a rib injury of some sort). Bachman gets the start tonight.

Enjoy the game…
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Oilers 2, Red Wings 3 (OT) – Game 27 – 2013-03-15 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET-EDM

By , March 15, 2013 9:27 am
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Rexall Place
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10-11-5 Record 12-10-5
Location: Rexall Place
Date: March 15, 2013 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNET-EDM

PRE-GAME RANT

Home sweet home… at last. The Oilers return from their longest road trip in their history in which they had 3 wins, 4 losses, and 2 loser point losses. This point also sees them looking to extend their longest winning streak of the season.. that’s right.. a wopping 2 (which they also did previously at the end of January)!

There’s been a lot of talk lately about trade rumors, as well as contracts of Sam Gagner and Ladislav Smid. Those two guys need to get signed and kept here. They are heart and soul players for the Oilers and have success at their position. We don’t need to trade them away just to spend a lot of time finding ways to replace them. Mark Fistric is also a free agent.. and to me he’s been Continue reading 'Oilers 2, Red Wings 3 (OT) – Game 27 – 2013-03-15 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNET-EDM'»

Oilers 1, Red Wings 2 – Game 11 – 2013-02-09 @ 12:00 PM MST – CBC

By , February 9, 2013 9:36 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Detroit Red Wings
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4-3-3 Record 5-4-1
Location: Joe Louis Arena
Date: February 9, 2013 @ 12:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

This is an early one today, as puck drop is at 12:10 MST. I typically hate the early ones.

Chris Vande Velde makes his season debut tonight. He’ll likely slot in with Yakupov and Paajarvi. That’s right. The lines were juggled a bit for yesterday’s practice.

Today we’ll see Hall with familiar linemates in Gagner and Hemsky. Gagner’s big 8 point night last year was played alongside Hall, but I believe Eberle was the other winger on that superb night. Hall, Gagner and Hemsky did spend time on lines together last year though and did look quite good. I suspect that line should be able to go power vs. power.

Eberle will play with Nuge and Hartikainen. Hartikainen has looked very good as late, battling hard in the corners. Hartikainen is also a strong net presence. This is something that might add that missing element for Nuge and Eberle.

Yakupov drops down the lines and will play with Vande Velde and Paajarvi. Tomorrow, Belanger should be coming off IR and replace Belanger on that line. I honestly think this line will likely disappear offensively.. but I suspect that they should be a hard working unit though.

Lastly, Ben Eager should return today to play with Smyth and Petrell. This is one of those lines that makes you groan when you see it on paper. But I think it will be a very defensively responsible, hard checking energy unit that will push the play into the offensive zone. Eager’s got some rust on him though, so that could throw things for a loop. But I think the efforts of Smyth and Petrell alone should be enough to carry the play the other way.

This will be a very tough win for the Oilers, so I am hoping they can at least steal a point.

Edit: Looks like Fistric is out for this one, as Krueger would like to give him another day to rest his back. So, expect to see him tomorrow vs. Columbus. Also, we can expect to see Khabibulin in a game this weekend. Krueger said it was possible Khabibulin could start today. I’d say that tomorrow would be the better game for him to start.
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Oilers 2, Red Wings 4 – Game 54 – 2012-02-08 @ 5:30 PM MST – TSN

By , February 8, 2012 10:25 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers at Detroit Red Wings
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21-27-5 Record 35-17-2
Location: Joe Louis Arena
Date: February 8, 2012 @ 5:30PM MST
TV: TSN

PRE-GAME RANT

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be the notable absentee from this one. Magnus Paajarvi will take his place. “The Nuge” suffered another shoulder injury after being hit in the game vs. the Maple Leafs. Apparently it is a different injury this time, although the same shoulder.

It appears that Tom Renney will return to the bench tonight. No word yet as to whether he has to go through his own “drop-off” test that he subjects the players too. ;)

I assume Khabibulin will get the start tonight, since Dubnyk recorded a loss in the last one. Legit lines will be updated here later.

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Oilers 5, Red Wings 4 (SO) – Game 52 – 2012-02-04 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , February 4, 2012 11:17 am
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GDT - Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings
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20-26-5 Record 35-16-1
Location: Rexall Place
Date: February 4, 2012 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

I’ve got a small bet on this one that the Oilers will win this game. It is a really small bet, but it’s for bragging rights, really, which is a BIG deal. I sure as hell hope the Oilers can pull this off. They’re generally better against the good teams. With Jimmy Howard out with a broken finger, the Oilers might stand more of a chance too, although backups often kill us, as do former Oilers… so former Oiler backups can’t be good to face… Conklin should play tonight too.

The Nuge returns to action tonight. He apparently will center Horcoff and Hemsky, per Gene Principe.

Dubnyk starts again tonight, as per Renney’s “win and your in” strategy.
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